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Are Universities clearing your grades if you haven't gone back in a long time?

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Are Universities clearing your grades if you haven't gone back in a long time?

Are Universities clearing your grades if you haven't gone back in a long time? I was doing a photoshoot with someone over the weekend and they said that universities are now clearing all grades if you haven't gone to university for X years and you need to start from scratch again? Is that true?
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faken wrote: Are Universities clearing your grades if you haven't gone back in a long time? I was doing a photoshoot with someone over the weekend and they said that universities are now clearing all grades if you haven't gone to university for X years and you need to start from scratch again? Is that true?
there was always a limit on how long you can take a "break" before your previous credits didn't count anymore towards a degree even in the early 2000's.. at least at UT there was.
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Not sure about other universities, but Carleton U in Ottawa doesn't seem to have that policy. Your grade stays forever unless you retake it
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Went back to Uni after 9 years and was still able to use my first year grades. Also didn't need to get accepted into my program of choice. Just needed the prerequisites.
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I believe your grades are permanent record with the registrar. Now whether your credits count toward an unfinished degree after x number of years it depends on each individual institution. I believe there are rules on how long you can take to finish your degree.
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natnat1002 wrote: Not sure about other universities, but Carleton U in Ottawa doesn't seem to have that policy. Your grade stays forever unless you retake it
grade stays since it's history and occured and is part of your permanent record/transcript

it's whether they can be used/applied towards a degree that may have time limit. I mean it makes sense when you think of it. should someone who took a comp sci course in 1990 use it towards a comp sci degree in 2021?

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